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Haute Talents 2020 : Ana Zibelnik


About the series (We are the ones turning, 2019 – ongoing) : Mortals are those who experience death as death.In this sense, human beings are identified by an awareness of the fact that they are running out of time; anawareness which is reinforced and revisited simply by living. We are the ones turning explores how we grapplewith the “possibility of

impossibility” in everyday life – a topic that extends far beyond the fear of death and can deeply affect our perception of time. Zibelnik combines the prosaic with the uncanny, the sentimental with the insensible, thus contrasting themechanical flow of time, symbolised by the clock, with our experience of it. The gesture of the turning hands, which sets the rhythm of the series as its Leitmotif, is derived from American Sign Language, where it indicates the notionof death.

Ana Zibelnik (b. 1995, Ljubljana) is a photographer currently based in the Netherlands. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana in 2018 and is now working towards an MA degree in film andphotographic theory at Leiden University. In the recent years, she developed, published and exhibited her work both independently and under the axis of If Slovenia Were project. In 2018, she was selected to participate in thesecond cycle of PARALLEL – European Photo Based Platform as an emerging artist, where she focused on the topic of time consciousness. In 2019, she won the Verzasca Nera award for her series We Are the Ones Turning.



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